Charity First welcomes underwriter for new non-profit business

Charity First welcomes underwriter for new non-profit business | Insurance Business

Charity First welcomes underwriter for new non-profit business

Non-profit-focused P&C program manager Charity First has hired Margarita Paz-Cazares to serve as new business underwriter for non-profit clients.

Paz-Cazares has more than 25 years of experience as a multiline commercial underwriter, most recently serving as a senior underwriter for a global retail insurance agency. In that previous role, she managed a $5 million book of business consisting primarily of multiline package policies.

Prior to that position, she served as an account executive for one of the largest commercial P&C and personal lines insurers in the US, multiline underwriting for new business submitted across Idaho.

She was also a commercial middle market underwriter at a CA-based personal and commercial P&C insurer, where she managed a renewal book of business worth between $8 million and $10 million. In this role, Paz-Cazares maintained relationships with producers across the Pacific Northwest territory.

“I am thrilled to be joining Charity First, and I look forward to applying my product knowledge, experience, and commitment to building successful quote-to-bind ratios, as well as building relationships with our partners,” Paz-Cazares said in a statement.

“Margarita brings a wealth of experience to this role, having worked at several multinational insurance companies,” commented Charity First area executive vice-president Maureen Dyson. “We’re confident she’ll be a valuable expert resource to the agents we serve.”

Dyson was recently promoted to the position of area executive vice-president in June.